Not sure if this is the right forum... Chicken Noodle (New Hampshire Red) is about 9 months old -- great chicken, lots of personality. She and her two buddies (Betty - RIR; Harriet - black Australorp) get layer pellets, oyster shell, some extra greens and little scratch every day. They free range in our backyard for at least half the day. Noodle running around, eating. She did have cocci about 2 months ago (or at least that's when it got really bad) -- bloody poop. trip to vet; some baycox and she started to lay for the first time. She never has laid regularly -- some shell-less eggs; rubber eggs and maybe 1/week a thin-shelled egg. Also, they all had lice recently -- dusted with Sevin and DE. Had a little kitchen disaster so chickens ended up with some nice, grass-fed organic hamburger...they went nuts. Next day, Noodle laid an egg. So I gave them more. Rubber eggs next day. So have been giving them a little hamburger for the last three days. Just checked the coop and sure enough, another Noodle egg. So what's going on? Any way to tell if she will ever lay regularly? Will the extra protein hurt? How can I find out without another $200 vet bill?